Ford to offer natural gas-powered F-150
Ford soon will offer a natural gas version of its F-150 pickup, the most popular vehicle in America.
The company is the first Detroit automaker with that option in a light-duty pickup. Ford, General Motors and Chrysler already have natural gas-powered heavy-duty trucks.
Ford said natural gas will be available on the 2014 F-150s with 3.7-liter V-6 engines.
The trucks will have factory-installed valves, pistons and rings to handle natural gas and gasoline. The option will cost $315. But buyers will have to pay a factory-approved installer to put in new fuel tanks, lines and injectors. That will cost $7,500 to $9,500.
Ford said natural gas costs the equivalent of $2.11 per gallon. The national average regular gasoline price was $3.62 per gallon on Tuesday.
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